Watanabe Shoichi Bags


From the hands of master Watanabe Shoichi, operating from his store in Kichijoji, come custom cycling bags of the highest calibre. These are bags made by a true artisan, with all materials being sourced from the very best available in Japan.

The leather is vegetable-tanned, drum-dyed and oil rich – made by the Tochigihikaku tannery. The Koma canvas is the heaviest-duty fabric available – water repellent waxed 22.3oz cotton duck (traditional name is grade#6) weaved in Kurashiki. For that extra Japanese touch, the bags are available with optional kimono silk lining.

All bags are hand-made by Shoichi himself and come with their own limited edition number between 1-999. All this of course comes at a premium price, but these are bags that display true craftsmanship and that will last until long after you have hung up your helmet.

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Words: Mark Birtles

Translation: Maika Tomori

April 22, 2011 • Share on TwitterShare on Facebook